France 1972 20 centimes

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This specimen is a common date of a type struck at the Paris mint for France 1962-2001. Some of the later dates, such as 1998, 1999 and 2001, are only available from FDC sets. This type was accompanied by a similar five, ten and fifty centimes.

Recorded mintage: 39,755,000.

Specification: 4 g, aluminum-bronze, 23.5 mm diameter, designed by Henri Lagriffoul (1907-81) and Adrien Dieudonné (1912-82).

Catalog reference: F.156/12, KM 930.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Françaises, 1789-2011, 20me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2011.
  • Prieur, Michel, and Laurent Schmitt, Le Franc 10: Les Monnaies, Paris: Éditions les Chevau-légers, 2014.

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